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Wednesday - Sunday
2 Time Slots
10:00-12:30 and 2:00-4:30

Polar Express Readings
Saturday, December 5, 1pm and 2pm.
Sunday, December 13, 2:30pm and 3:30pm.
Friday, December 18, 6:30pm and 7:30 pm.
A festive, interactive reading of Chris Van Allsberg’s holiday classic with arts and crafts activities.

Pineapple Project Performance
Sunday, December 6, 1:30pm and 2:30pm. An original play about gender, creativity, and each child's freedom to be who they are.

From the Top Performance
Friday, December 11, 6pm and 6:45pm. Our monthly concert series of musicians from the radio show From the Top. Talented and passionate musicians lead musical demonstrations that engage and inspire young children, and share their love for their art, their instruments, and the joy of making music.

New England Conservatory Brass Quintet Performance
Friday, December 18, 6pm and 7pm. Hear talented musicians from New England Conservatory perform holiday classics!

Mass Motion Dance Project Performance
Sunday, December 20, 1pm and 2pm.
An interactive program of contemporary dance by members of The Dance Project. The Dance Project is a community service student group committed to sharing the art of dance to a wide variety of local venues. This pre-professional performance group offers middle and high school students the opportunity to take their dance training outside of the classroom.

Boston Children’s Museum’s First Porchfest
Monday, December 28. Porchfests are annual community music festivals in which people play music on their front porches. In keeping with that spirit, Boston Children’s Museum is holding its first Porchfest featuring music, art and activities produced by members of our staff and community. All are invited!

Happy NOON Year
Thursday, December 31, 10:30am–12pm.
Join us as we countdown to the NOON year. Get ready for a festive New Year's Celebration with crazy hat making. Gather in the Museum lobby and the hallways at 11:45am to watch the crystal ball drop, and count down together to the NOON Year.

KidsJam: New Year’s Day Ball
Friday, January 1, 6:30–8pm.
A special New Year edition of our family dance party! Live DJ, dance lessons, free dance, games, and more.

Three King’s Day
Sunday, January 3.
Celebrate Three Kings’ Day at Boston Children’s Museum! Join us for live musical performances, games, and crafts to wrap up the holiday season.

Martin Luther King Day
Monday, January 18. Celebrate the life and leadership of Martin Luther King Jr.

Live Music Performance: From the Top Arts Leader
Friday, January 22, 6:30 and 7:15pm.
Musicians from the radio show From the Top lead concerts and demonstrations that engage and inspire young children, as they share their love for their art, instruments, and joy of music.

O-shogatsu! Japanese New Year Festival
Sunday, January 24, 11am–4pm. Welcome the New Year 2016 and bring good luck with TAIKO drums, a SHISHIMAI lion dance, MOCHI rice pounding, TAKO kite making and more! OSHOGATSU (New Year) is an important time for family and community to gather and wish for happiness and health for each other.

Winterpalooza
Saturday, January 30, 11am–3pm. It’s a winter party. Learn to make paper snowflakes, practice “sock skating”, explore new games to play indoors and out. Say hello to meteorologist Mish Michaels, as she tells the story of how a group of first-graders convinced the state of Massachusetts to name Ms. G our own official groundhog. Then, meet Ms. G herself!

South End Dynamites Performance
Sunday, January 31, 1pm. This baton twirling troupe features performers aged 5 to 21 who use their many talents to show how art can lead children to strive for a better future and open doors and leadership opportunities.

Italian Culture Night
Friday, February 5, 6pm–8:30pm.
Join us and the Italian Consulate of Boston for a celebration of Italian performing and visual arts, science, and more!

Boston Baroque Performance and Instrument Playground
Tuesday, February 16, 1:30pm and 2:30pm. Join us for a special interactive performance of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons as Boston Baroque brings their Classics for Kids music series. Following the performance, try out real musical instruments with musicians from Boston Baroque.

Urbanity Dance Performance
Wednesday, February 17, 1pm and 2pm. Urbanity Dance presents an interactive 30-minute performance that pushes the boundaries of our imagination through movement and storytelling!

School Vacation Week: It’s Not a Box
Monday, February 15 through
Friday, February 19, 10am–5pm.
Try an engineering design challenge. Enjoy music, theater, dance, art, and special activities all week long.

Kick Off Engineering Week
Saturday, February 20, 11am-3pm

Chinese New Year
Sunday, February 21. Welcome the Year of the Monkey with Chinese music, dance, art, and culture first-hand.

Dental Health Awareness Day
Saturday, February 27, 11am-2pm Learn how to take care of your teeth through proper tooth brushing and flossing to keep cavities away, and more with dental health professionals.

Tikkum Olam
Sunday, February 28, 11am–4pm. Make friends, play games, and practice Tikkun Olam, kindness and caring for the world around us with our partners from the Greater Boston Jewish Community Centers, PJ Library and Combined Jewish Philanthropies.

School Readiness Friday Night
Friday, March 4, 6–8:30pm.
Join us for an evening of school readiness activities, the play D.W. Counts Down to Kindergarten, story telling, science exploration, art, and more.

Art Friends Tohoku
Friday evening, March 11 and Saturday, March 12.
Explore art together with friends from Tohoku Japan.

Handel & Haydn Society Concert
Sunday, March 13.

Pi Day
Monday, March 14, 11am–3pm.
Celebrate circles and all things round.

Live Music Performance: From the Top Arts Leader
Friday, March 18, 6:30 and 7:15pm.
Musicians from the radio show From the Top lead concerts and demonstrations that engage and inspire young children, as they share their love for their art, instruments, and joy of music.

St Patrick’s Day
Sunday, March 20.
Celebrate with stories, crafts and Irish Step Dance performances.

KidsJam
Friday, March 25, 6:30–8pm.
Join us for our monthly family dance party. Live DJ, dance lessons, free dance, games and more

Healthy Kids Day
Saturday, March 28, 11am–3pm.
Visit the teddy bear clinic and learn what happens in the hospital. Experience medical tools in non-threatening ways. Play and learn about healthy habits with volunteers from local hospitals and health care organizations.

Science Explorations
Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays.

KidStage
Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Check Museum website calendar for times/show descriptions.

Critter Days
Third Saturday of each month.

KidsJam
Last Friday of each month.

Messy Monday
Monthly, on the 2nd and 4th Mondays.

Morningstar Access
Children with special needs can explore and enjoy the Museum at a quiet time. Pre-registration required, check the Museum’s web calendar for dates/times.

Music and Movement
Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers enjoy live music.

Passport to Kindergarten Circle Time
Preschoolers practice a real circle time with stories, puppets, and songs.

School Readiness Friday Nights
School readiness activities, first Friday of every month.

Tasty Tuesdays
Enjoy light healthy snacks, read stories, play games, and discuss health and wellness topics.

Plentiful Weekday & Weekend Discounted Parking Available